Eight killed in Afghanistan as provincial governor survives blast

Kabul, October 5: The convoy of Rahmatullah Yarmal, governor of Laghman province, was targeted Monday morning by a blast in the center of Laghman province, local officials confirmed, Tolo news reported.

Asadullah Dawlatzai, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the blast and said that the governor has survived but casualties are feared, the report said.

The spokesman said that the governor was targeted as he traveled between his guest house and his office.

So far there are no reports on the casualties.

A source said that eight people were killed, including four civilians, and nearly 30 were wounded in the blast, but officials have not confirmed this, the report added.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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